Fishing – a Wonderful Hobby

English: Fishing Equipment at the head of Loch...

English: Fishing Equipment at the head of Loch Eynort. Lobster pots and an old boat at the end of the public road. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Fishing – a Wonderful Hobby

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Amidst our daily hustle bustle of life it is natural that you forgot about how beautiful and soothing is the nature. A day out in nature can take you away from this buzzing world and make you energized. Fishing is one such a wonderful, recreational outdoor activity and a hobby that can make you come back to your lively normal self.

A mere mention of the word ‘fishing’ would make your thoughts flow to some beautiful hilly land with large pine trees and a soft cover of tender green grass; where a wide stream of cold and crystal clear water is rushing into the lowland, baring the soil of grass, overcoming the obstacles and reducing them into oval pebbles. You might see fishes either as swimming in shallow water or performing somersaults, or just mere water bubbles on the surface where they are swimming.

Old memories

You might remember the day when your father took you all to a picnic and just a few feet away from the shore of that famous pond you saw a man in dirty clothes and a hat, standing in water, holding fishing bait and concentrating on the bait. You knew without even your father needing to say that he was fishing. You stared at the water where the bait dipped, wondering about the kind of fish his hook may pull out – a salmon, a sardine or a tuna! And then your attention came back to the world when your father said, ‘let’s go’, but without himself making any effort to move.

Feeling nostalgic! You can bring back those old memories and cherish them again. What you just need to do is – just get yourself a fishing bait and drive with your family to some pleasant spot – a pond or a shallow river.

A great learning experience

Fishing can teach you a lot of things about nature – the dangers, the survival, the pleasure, the hobby and the beauty of life. Make sure that you are safe while you do fishing as wild animals such as bears and big cats usually prowl or wait for their prey near water bodies. It is always better having a company of people who can help you in danger.

Fishing in wilderness or in river water is very dangerous as there are chances that crocodiles or alligators lurk out for an ambush. Even in places near your home you might see a snake if there is a water body nearby or see marshy areas that can pull the anyone inside. There are many such cases where people have either sunk or confronted wild animals.

Preparing yourself for such a situation and keeping ready the things of help is very important. Here are some tips that can make your fishing activity safe and pleasant.


  • Get yourself a fishing license if your country needs you to have it for fishing.
  • Wear clothes that can protect you from extremes of the climates. Keeping a supply of warm clothes and hot beverages is very good idea.
  • Visit some good store and get yourself a durable good quality fishing bait.
  • If you do not know swimming please stay away from water or be with  those who know how to rescue a drowning person. Wear floating gears when you enter water.
  • If a person comes to pull you out from water try to reach the front or rear end of the boat, slowly by holding on to the boat and then climb or else the boat may capsize.
  • Look for the depth and force of the current as these can change suddenly. Never go near strong current and whirlpools.
  • In case someone is drowning try to stand on firm ground and reach that person with things such as strong long branches or throw rope.
  • While fishing stand on a firm ground so a big fish or a creäture do not pull you inside the water.
  • Avoid fishing on boat. In case you feel strong pull towards water you can cut the baiting thread if there is sharp knife or scissor with you.
  • Keeping a snake antidote is very useful. Be aware of your surrounding and be with a company of those who can help you and your family in case of any emergency.

Enjoy your fishing and write to me about your experience. I am sure you are hearing the gurgling and roaring of river water. Happy Fishing.

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